Android Developer

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Android Developer

More than 4 million users and 70,000 paying customers depend on Buffer, and we’re grateful to work every day developing intuitive features to make their experience better. We’re looking for an Android developer to help bring new features to our current Android app as well as create new mobile products.


The Buffer Android app is used by thousands of people every day and has been downloaded more than 1 million times. People who use the app seem to love it as well, giving it an average 4.5-star rating! That said, we know there's so much more to build and improve, and we'd love your help!

We have a large codebase and are focusing a lot on building clean code. We’re looking for a fast learner who can contribute from day one.

We hire creative people and give them the freedom to do great work. We strongly believe in not separating our responsibilities and not throwing our work “over the wall”. We value creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and are working on building a culture where under-indexed groups are truly welcomed and can flourish.

As an Android Developer at Buffer, you will:

  • Work closely with the product teams to define feature specifications and craft unique and beautiful user experiences
  • Write clean and well-tested code that allows us to keep our applications stable and release with confidence
  • Work with Customer Advocates to research and squash bugs reported by our users
  • Build and maintain application features, while working with Core Android libraries and frameworks

Helpful Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of, and passion for mobile app best practices
  • Interest in, or experience with developing in Kotlin
  • Knowledge about testability; interest in, or experience with Espresso and unit testing
  • Thoughtfulness about product design, with good user experience instincts
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills

Buffer is an equal opportunity employer that has the chance to add teammates from anywhere in the world! We're united by Buffer's values, and we celebrate our unique differences.

What We Value

Clear communication, transparency, open-mindedness, empathy and patience are just a few of Buffer's cultural values. We are looking for a person who understands this culture and will thrive within a team of people passionate about self-improvement, honesty and openness. Here's a guide on how we strive to communicate with customers.

The focus on values makes Buffer somewhat unique, as that's usually the main portion that we look for in people joining us. We like to find alignment around our values as much as we can and see that everything can follow from that.

Here is more on the topic. →

Perks and Benefits

We hope that you're excited by all the possibilities that come with working at Buffer! In addition to our unique culture, we also offer these fun perks and benefits.

💻 Technology: Get hooked up with a laptop to do your best work.

🎼 Learning & Development stipend: To encourage our teammates to be their best selves, we offer a small stipend for any course or training they'd like to do.

🤒 Health Insurance: We offer Health insurance for all of our team members, international or US based.

💰 Salary: Our salary formula adjusts to your cost of living and experience. For this role, the range is $80k - $108k per year.

🏝 Work remotely: Live and work from wherever you feel happiest.

📈 Stock options: Joining the Buffer journey means you can choose to own part of the company.

⛺️ Unlimited time off: Our only policy is that you give yourself a break regularly enough.

✈️  Retreats: Join us on annual international company retreats! Our last retreat was in Madrid, Spain.

📚 Free books (and Kindle): We'll send you free books and a Kindle, no questions asked.

🍼 Family Leave: If your family grows during your time at Buffer, we recommend taking anywhere from 1-3 months of family leave, regardless of when you joined.

Where You'll Work

Buffer is a fully distributed team, which means that we’re spread across the whole planet. We have Bufferoos across 15 countries, 11 timezones and 42 cities, scattered around the world to build a better culture and product. As a member in our team, you will work in the place that makes you happy, that inspires you daily, and helps you to become the person that you wish to be.

More about how we work remotely →

See where the Buffer team is now →

Still reading? We want to hear from you!

Send Deborah a note about your mobile development experience and what you’d be excited to bring to the Android team at Buffer, and include any relevant links (personal website, links to live projects you've been part of crafting, Github).

We’re experimenting with a new transparent hiring timeline in which we open up a window for candidates to share their interest in joining the Buffer team! Once the initial application period comes to an end, we’ll spend some time excitingly reading through all applications and then chatting with potential teammates.

Here’s a tentative timeline:

  • Wednesday, October 4th - Friday, November 17th: Apply to join our team!
  • Monday, November 20th - Friday, December 1st: We’ll spend time reviewing and scheduling follow-up interviews
  • Monday, December 4th - Friday, December 22nd: Culture and technical interviews